SSAFA provides lifelong support to those who are serving or who have ever served in the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, and their families.
Every year, around 20,000 servicemen and women leave the Services and return to civilian life.
As the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity, we understand the unique demands of service life. We believe that those who have done important and dangerous things for their country should get the best possible support when they need it. We also believe the hardships experienced by their families should be recognised.
Established in 1885, SSAFA assisted the wives and families who the men had left behind. We still fulfil that role today. We also provide advice and support for servicemen and women and veterans of all ages.
SSAFA’s vital work is made possible by our team of trained volunteers and professional staff.